Come and get social with us

The Simmer Down Festival is coming! On Sun 14 Jul we return to the beautiful surroundings of Handsworth Park for the fourth annual free family fun day, music and arts festival. We want to make sure that we can chat with you as much as possible before, during and after the event. You can join us on the social network of your choice by following the links below:

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Before Simmer Down:
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Black Uhuru on Sat 24 Aug we want you to do one or more of the following:

  • like and share the flyer on Facebook click here
  • on Twitter retweet the competition tweet click here
  • +1 and share on Google+ click here
  • subscribe to us on Youtube and like the Simmer Down promo video click here
  • on Pinterest re-pin any of the pins on the Simmer Down 2013 Pinterest board click here
  • on Flickr like our favourite image from last year’s Simmer Festival click here
  • on SoundCloud like the Simmer Down ad click here
  • on Instagram like the image of the big poster outside our building click here

*We will make a random selection of one winner before Simmer Down on Fri 12 Jul, the selection will be made from the group of people who participate in the social networking activities above.*

 During Simmer Down:

After Simmer Down:

  • You still have time to upload your pictures, videos and/or sound files to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Flikr, SoundCloud or Instagram and tag us to let us know you’ve done it
  • You might even spot yourself in someone else’s photos or videos on our social networks
  • You could also write a review on Yelp to tell us what you enjoyed and what could be improved for next year

*On Fri 2 Aug we will be choose a second winner to receive one ticket to see Black Uhuru on Sat 24 Aug, the selection will be made from the group of people who participate in the social networking activities above.*

The Drum is the UK’s premier arts centre dedicated to the development, presentation and celebration of African, Asian and Caribbean arts and cultural activities for the benefit of all is seeking motivated and skilled individuals to join its permanent and casual staff team to support an ambitious and exciting programme of activities:


Marketing & Press Officer

£16,000 – £19,000 per annum

This role requires you to provide effective marketing support for the Marketing and Promotions Manager, the Arts and Marketing and Drum Commercial teams as well as contribute to devising and implementing effective marketing, PR and advertising plans and strategies aimed at increasing attendance and participation. You will need to be educated to A level standard (including English) or equivalent, have good creative writing, proof-reading and print production skills, 2 years’ experience of working in a similar role in a commercial or arts marketing environment, have basic design skills, good computer literacy especially MS Office packages, databases and computerised ticketing systems.


Casual Customer Service Co-ordinator

£7.50 per hour

This role requires a highly professional individual to provide high quality customer focused service, to act as a focal point of information for customers and users of the centre and to ensure the effective operation and management of The Drum’s customer service activities. You will need experience of working in a customer care / duty management environment, excellent communication and self-presentation skills, experience of dealing with a wide variety of people in a busy and pressurized environment and be available to work evenings and weekends.


These posts are being re-advertised – previous applicants need not reapply.


Please down an information pack and application form and return to: Esther Lisk-Carew

Marketing and Press Officer PDF Pack

Casual Customer Service Coordinator PDF Pack

Email: e.liskcarew@the-drum.org.uk | Web: www.the-drum.org.uk

Closing date: 02 August 2013


The Drum is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


The Drum receives on-going financial support from Arts Council England and Birmingham City Council.

Charity No 1042218